July 21, 2020

My good friend Vince DiCaro, Chief Outreach Officer for Care Net, offered the below insight about parenting.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________ My son was sitting in his car seat as we drove home from daycare at the end of a long day. He was holding his lunch bag in his hand. He always has to have something in this hand… Then, something about the lunch bag suddenly annoyed him, so he frantically threw it down, it landed on his legs, and he kicked… Read more

April 16, 2020

In 1990, a church youth leader began a grassroots movement to help her teenage group remember the phrase, “What Would Jesus Do?” Soon, “WWJD” was found on items ranging from bracelets to lunch boxes. Like most fads, it eventually died out. But the question posed will never die out because it is central to any committed Christian’s daily walk. So, when the coronavirus began to dominate the headlines, and I was considering how I should respond, God brought this question… Read more

February 11, 2020

Recently, in a speech to students from Colorado Christian University, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, noted that opposition to abortion reminded her of the ending of slavery during President Lincoln’s administration. She said, “[Lincoln] too contended with the pro-choice arguments of his day. They suggested that a state’s choice to be slave or to be free had no moral question in it…Well, President Lincoln reminded those pro-choicers that there is a vast portion of the American people that do not… Read more

January 24, 2020

When folks ask me, as President & CEO of Care Net, if I’m pro-life, I answer, “No. I’m Pro Abundant Life.” Well, you can imagine what the next question usually is, “What does Pro Abundant Life mean?” So, I’d like to explaining that, and then tell you why I think the pro-life movement needs to become the Pro Abundant Life movement. One day I was reading an article about how effective the pro-choice movement has been in adjusting its messaging… Read more

January 12, 2020

In its current season, the hit TV show This Is Us introduced a new storyline featuring Asante Blackk, who plays a black teen father. It’s a sympathetic and compelling portrayal that shows this young father doing the best that he can to care for his young child. I was pleased to see this because, years ago, just a few months after my 20th birthday, I was in that situation when I received the news that my nineteen-year-old girlfriend was pregnant… Read more

August 25, 2019

As a Christian, I am sure you’ve been told that you should be tolerant. You see, to some, especially those of older generations, tolerance means to “live and let live.” But today, tolerance means the exact opposite. Increasingly in our culture, those who adopt a tolerance worldview believe that if they disagree with your words, actions, or what they think you believe, they must fight to prevent you from even expressing your convictions, let alone live them out. Robin Phillips,… Read more

July 8, 2019

  In Luke 10:25-37, Jesus was challenged with the question, “Who is my neighbor?” As was typical of Jesus, he responded to this question with a parable, which is commonly referred to as the parable of “The Good Samaritan.” Let me paraphrase essentially what Christ said. There was a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. He was on a dangerous road and, unfortunately, he was attacked by robbers and left for dead. Well, along came a priest, who, instead of… Read more

December 22, 2018

Each Christmas, I reflect on the story of Christ’s birth and the wonderful lessons it provides to those who want to work to protect the unborn and build strong families. I am particularly inspired by the courage that Mary and Joseph displayed through what must have been an incredibly stressful time for them. And as a father myself, who once faced an unplanned pregnancy with my girlfriend-now, my wife of 36 years, I certainly can relate to Joseph’s dilemma. But… Read more

November 11, 2018

With the recent confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, one of the most common questions I am getting in my work at Care Net is, “What is the goal of the pro-life movement?”  This a critical question because pursuing the wrong goal can lead to dire consequences for any movement.  The most common answer I’ve heard is to “overturn Roe v. Wade.”  Others have said the goal should be to “defund Planned Parenthood” or to “save babies.” What… Read more

September 2, 2018

Several years ago, when I was president of  National Fatherhood Initiative, I had the pleasure of working on a fantastic photography book project called, Choosing Fatherhood: America’s Second Chance. To create the piece, noted photographer Lewis Kostiner’s traveled the nation to meet with fathers from all walks of life, to hear their compelling and varied stories and, of course, take their pictures. As part of this project to be included in the book, I wrote the below essay, Want Good… Read more

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